Maybe you were having an important chat with one of your contacts before they disappeared online without an explanation and you’re wondering when they will come back online again.
Perhaps you’re looking for an opportune time to speak with your contact and are wondering when they will be online so you can chat them up and reply to each other in real time.
Perhaps you want to avoid a certain contact and to do that you need to know when they are online. .
However if you want to cut through all that and want to appear as you’re not online to some people when you are in fact online, you can find out how to freeze your last seen (making it look like you offline).
So you want to know if your friend is online even without checking on WhatsApp mobile messenger?
Here’s how to do this as of 2020, first you need to download GBWhatsApp because on normal WhatsApp that you download from Google Play Store the only way you know is by going online yourself, tapping on a chat that you had with a contact, then checking if they are online or not.
GBWhatsApp, which is what is known as a moded-version of WhatsApp, can be downloaded on gbmod.co (you’ll find the download link on that page).
Assuming you have downloaded GBWhatsApp you then go to the GBWhatsApp Settings on the top right written ‘GB Settings’.
If you want to know if you should switch to GBWhatsApp, WhatsAppFM, or any other moded version of WhatsApp, then maybe you should read the advantages of WhastApp Plus and GBWhatsApp here.
Select the second option which says Main/Chat screen
Got to option 2.5 which says Contact Online Toast.
Next you select Show contact online toast.
You can also choose if you want your contact online toast to make a sound notification and can also customize its position on your screen.
Then you’re done, you will get a notification when your friends are online even when you’re not actively using WhatsApp.